FIRST WIN FOR USA OVER TURKEY

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FIRST WIN FOR USA OVER TURKEY

It was very hot and humid day in the Philly...

But, that did not bother the fans from both sides....

American and Turkish fans were Tailgating hours before the match around the stadium..

And they were having good time too

The Turkish Journalist who came from Turkey fell in love with Financial field stadium and it's press box..

They were just amazed!

This was my second time at this stadium...

I came here when Turkish International keeper was playing for Barca in a friendly match back in 2003..

Almost 55 thousand fans showed up for this send off match yesterday....

TURKEY STARTED.... USA FINISH IT !

In the first half it was all Turkey...

Arda Turan opened the scoring in the 27 minute after getting a beautiful ball from Kazim Richard.

Before Arda's goal Tuncay Sanli missed a wide open net....

Just before the half time both teams had pretty good chances to score but they couldn't....

Tuncay's shot was deflected and Dempsey could not get to Altidore's dangerous cross in the box.

Turkey went in to the locker rooms with one goal advantage,,,

As they started the second half USA coach made four key sub....

But there was no Turkey sub in the beginning of the second half...
Turkish coaching staff was not aware of these players were the players secured spot on the starting eleven for USA in the World Cup 2010....

Lack of knowledge about the USA team and not making chances cost Turkey this match in the second half....

Thirteen minutes in to the second half...Robbie Findley, who came in as sub in the second half ,gave a good ball to Landon Donovan and Donovan narrowly avoided Turkish goalkeeper Volkan Demirel, selflessly setting up Altidore to score the goal easily..


Coach Bradley's four changes were big impact in the second half.. Steve Cherundolo for Spector, Oguchi Onyewu for Goodson, José Torres for Ricardo Clark and Robbie Findley for Feilhaber.

Those changes on the defense and in the midfield made a huge difference on USA team..

Like bob Bradley said, it was like "Night and Day"...

In the 75th minute, Steve Cherundolo another player who came in in the second half, gave a beautiful ball to Donovan who picked out Dempsey on the left side,the ball bounced off Dempsey’s hip and controlled the ball and kicked it under Volkan Demirel.


Dempsey and Jose Torres narrowly missed chances to add a third in the closing moments

Turkey’s best chance to tie the match came when Sercan Yildirim from Bursaspor burst through into the right side of the U.S. penalty area,but it was wasted...

While USA did not have a shot on goal in the first half,they had eight shots on goal in the second half,,,

After the match I attend the both teams press conference ...

Bob Bradly said "Turkey was good in the first half but we were better in the second half"


On the other hand Assistant coach Oguz Cetin, said " Americans were more disciplined and much more physically better than Turkish team as a whole team"

Well I have wrote this last week here on my blog ...

Americans might not be skill full with the ball but they have the discipline playing as whole team....

Hiddink and Oguz Cetin said they have some fixing to do with this team.....

Well, they don't have much time in their hand,,,,

In August and September there are very important matches for Turkey....

lastly, This was the first win for USA, against Turkey...... 

While USA was heading to the biggest dance in the World ,Turkish team will be heading for beaches for now....

Kudos to USA and good luck in the tournament....

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